Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

Our Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY category is a curated list of items that are commonly found in synth/eurorack projects. The items and filters here do not represent our full lineup of parts. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our main categories or send us a suggestion and we'll look into adding it.
Op-Amp - 4558, Dual high-gain, 8-Pin DIP
Dual Operational Amplifier. The 4558 integrated circuit is a dual high-gain operational amplifier internally compensated and constructed on a single silicon chip using an advanced epitaxial process. Combining the features of the NJM741 with the close parameter matching and tracking of a dual device on a monolithic chip results in unique performance characteristics. Excellent channel separation allows the use of the dual device in single NJM741 operational amplifier applications providing density. It is especially well suited for applications in differential-in, differential-out as well as in potentiometric amplifiers and where gain and phase matched channels are mandatory. Features:
  • Operating Voltage (±4V~±18V)
  • High Voltage Gain (100dB typ.)
  • High Input Resistance (5MΩ typ.)
  • Bipolar Technology
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LED - 5mm, Water Clear, High Brightness, Package of 5
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High brightness 5mm LED. Great for use in pedal and amp builds as well as other applications where a bold, bright, indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Water clear
  • High brightness
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
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Capacitor - 50V, 0.047µF, Used In Pedal Kits
Polyester Film Capacitor used in MOD® Pedal Kits. Rated at 0.047µF 50V. Tolerance: 10%. Operating temperature: -40 C to +85 C
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BreadBoard - Solderless, 400 point pattern
Solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 400 connection tie-points (i.e. 400 wire insertion holes) and 4 power rails. Solderless breadboards are great for building and testing new circuits because parts can be easily inserted and removed making them completely re-usable. This breadboard has a 300 tie-point IC-circuit area plus four 25 tie-point power rails. The housing is made of white ABS plastic, with a printed legend giving numbers and letters for columns and rows. The internal contacts are phosphor bronze with a plated nickel finish and a peelable adhesive tape backing is provided for attaching it to a surface. Be sure to check out the Zipwire™ jumper wire kits for use with this breadboard.
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Switch - Carling, Submini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins
Carling submini toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, .195" mounting hole diameter, 0.236" bushing length.
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Heat Shrink - ¼" Diameter x 6" Long, 23 Pieces
Package of 23
The shrink ratio on this tubing is 2 to 1, it is fungus resistant and non-corrosive. It is recommended for tightly sealing connectors, terminals, wire splices, and tool handles. It may be shrunk with heat guns, oven, etc. Comes in 6 inch lengths, quantity of 23.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 50KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are poplar in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Heat Shrink - flame retardant polyolefin, 7.6mm unheated, black
Sold by the yard
Very flexible, high flame retardant polyolefin heat shrink tubing. Unheated outer diameter of about 7.6 mm with a 2:1 shrink ratio. Resistant to common liquid solvents with excellent physical, chemical, and electrical performance.
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Screw - M3, Nickel, Combination Head, Binding, 6mm
Package of 5
Combination Drive, Nickel, 6mm, M3 metric, zinc. Designed to go through a hole or nut that is pre-tapped to form a mating thread for the screw. Phillips drive is the most common drive used and is designed to "camout" when the screw reaches optimum tightness, thus preventing damage to the screw head.
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Diode - 1N34A Germanium, low leakage
The 1N34A Germanium diode is an old standby in electronics. Widely used for detecting the rectifying efficiency or for switching on a radio, TV or stereo etc.
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Nut - CTS, 3/8-32, Nickel, for 450 Series Potentiometers
Replacement nut for CTS 450 series potentiometers and others.
  • 3/8-32 threading
  • Sold individually
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs
Carling, SPDT mini toggle, 2 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
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StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.15” x 1.97”, Mounting Holes
Prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern where tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads and the board has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits/ headers as well as other parts. Higher quality than traditional stripboard, the holes are drilled, not punched.
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DSP Module - ABE, Accu-Bell Effector, 3 Adjustable Effects
The Accu-Bell Effector offers reverb, chorus, and delay with adjustable setting and tap tempo. This module runs on 5.5V to 9.5V DC so it is easy to incorporate into effect pedal builds. Please see the attached datasheet for an example schematic.
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Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
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Op-Amp - LM741, Single, general purpose, 8-Pin DIP
LM741 single opamp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM741 has been used in classic guitar pedals such as the Distortion Plus.
The LM741 series are general purpose operational amplifiers which feature improved performance over industry standards like the LM709. They are direct, plug-in replacements for the 709C, LM201, MC1439 and 748 in most applications. The amplifiers offer many features which make their application nearly foolproof: overload protection on the input and output, no latch-up when the common mode range is exceeded, as well as freedom from oscillations.
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Reverb Module - Accutronics, Digi-Log, vertical mount, mini
A great digital reverb sound that easily replaces a spring reverberation unit. Stereo outputs may be summed for mono operation. Simple interface requires only input, output, +5V, and ground.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, single pole/double throw, PC Pins. ¼" mounting hole diameter. 0.354" bushing length. 3-Position, On-Off-On.
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Op-Amp - M5201, Dual, With Switch, 8-Pin DIP
The NJM2120 is a dual operational amplifier of 2-INPUT and 1-OUTPUT with analog switch. The NJM2120 can be used as analog switch under the condition of GV=0dB, as Switch + Amp in order that each gain (A or B) can be adjusted independently. Each amplifier of the NJM2120 has the same electrical characteristics as the NJM4558. The NJM2120 is suitable for audio, video, electrical musical instrument, etc.
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3.5mm Plug - Rean, cable mount, nickel-plated brass
High quality 3.5mm (1/8") plug. Features nickel plated brass contacts, with a nickel plated zinc shell. This plug uses a crimp strain relief for use with 4 mm O.D cables.
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Transistor - 2N3904, TO-92 case, NPN
General purpose low-power NPN bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects.
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Knob - Black, White Line, Silver Top, Set Screw, Boss Style
Black knob with white line, silver top, set screw and brass insert. Fits ¼" shaft with set screw. These Boss style knobs come in a variety of sizes. See P-K383X for an unskirted version.
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ProtoBoard - Fits 1590BB, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590BB die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590BB enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X). Features:
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
  • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 4 mounting holes.
  • PCB Size 3.20 x 4.25 in (81.3 x 108.0 mm)
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Nut - Dress Nut, For Mini Toggle Switches
Genuine Carling Technologies dress nuts for use with Carling mini toggle switches. These plated dress nuts feature a chamfered edge for a professional look and work on any 1/4-40 UNS threaded bushing. Two sides are flatted for use with a tool when fastening.
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